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Simulation Software Associate Engineer/Engineer (Space/Satellite Systems)

Requisition ID: R10060495

  • Category IconCategory: Engineering
  • Location IconLocation: Dulles, Virginia, United States of America
  • Citizenship IconCitizenship Required: United States Citizenship
  • Clearance IconClearance Type: None
  • Telecommute IconTelecommute: Yes-May consider hybrid teleworking for this position
  • Shift IconShift: 1st Shift (United States of America)
  • Travel IconTravel Required: Yes, 10% of the Time
  • Positions IconPositions Available: 2

At Northrop Grumman, our employees have incredible opportunities to work on revolutionary systems that impact people's lives around the world today, and for generations to come. Our pioneering and inventive spirit has enabled us to be at the forefront of many technological advancements in our nation's history - from the first flight across the Atlantic Ocean, to stealth bombers, to landing on the moon. We look for people who have bold new ideas, courage and a pioneering spirit to join forces to invent the future, and have fun along the way. Our culture thrives on intellectual curiosity, cognitive diversity and bringing your whole self to work — and we have an insatiable drive to do what others think is impossible. Our employees are not only part of history, they're making history.

We have an opening for a Software Engineer to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals in the Tactical Space Systems organization. This position will be located in Dulles, VA. 

Roles and Responsibilities:

Engineers on our teams all participate in the following activities:

  • Plan, organize and be involved in the full software lifecycle to develop spacecraft simulation software using state-of-the-art tools and software best practices.
  • Develop models to support modeling and simulation activities across multiple projects.
  • Establish simulation requirements.
  • Work with other engineering disciplines to integrate and validate space vehicle modeling and simulation.
  • Prepare designs documentation, analysis, test results and presentation materials for internal and external customers.

This position can be hired as an Associate Engineer (level 1) or an Engineer (level 2) depending on experience.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Software/Electrical/Computer/Aerospace Engineering, Computer Science, Physics or related field
  • 0-2 years experience (level 1) or 2+ years experience (level 2)
  • U.S. citizen
  • Diverse programming proficiency: C/C++, Python, Matlab/Simulink;
  • Able to develop in both Windows and Linux environments;
  • Solid communication and teamwork skills;
  • Understanding of waterfall, spiral and Agile software development processes and continuous integration;
  • Ability to use software revision control tools such as svn tortoise and git
  • Ability to clearly document technical and programmatic status to management;


Preferred Qualifications:

  • System knowledge in one or more of the following domains: Spacecraft Command & Control, Mission Planning, Space Situational Awareness and Visualization;
  • Ability to develop and use simulation models of sensors, actuators and space environments to demonstrate closed-loop spacecraft system performance and general integration and test of aerospace systems;
  • Understanding of Jenkins, Jira (Agile, Scrum and Kanban), Bitbucket and related DevSecOps tools;
  • Hardware interfacing, integration and test and controls experience;
  • Understanding of common embedded system tools, real-time operating systems and avionics integration and test practices;

Salary Range: $68,100 USD - $102,100 USD
Salary Range 2: $82,400 USD - $123,600 USD

Employees may be eligible for a discretionary bonus in addition to base pay. Annual bonuses are designed to reward individual contributions as well as allow employees to share in company results. Employees in Vice President or Director positions may be eligible for Long Term Incentives. In addition, Northrop Grumman provides a variety of benefits including health insurance coverage, life and disability insurance, savings plan, Company paid holidays and paid time off (PTO) for vacation and/or personal business.

The health and safety of our employees and their families is a top priority. The company encourages employees to remain up-to-date on their COVID-19 vaccinations. U.S. Northrop Grumman employees may be required, in the future, to be vaccinated or have an approved disability/medical or religious accommodation, pursuant to future court decisions and/or government action on the currently stayed federal contractor vaccine mandate under Executive Order 14042 https://www.saferfederalworkforce.gov/contractors/.

Northrop Grumman is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer, making decisions without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, or any other protected class. For our complete EEO/AA and Pay Transparency statement, please visit http://www.northropgrumman.com/EEO. U.S. Citizenship is required for most positions.



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What's great about
Northrop Grumman

  1. Be part of a culture that thrives on intellectual curiosity, cognitive diversity and bringing your whole self to work.
  2. Use your skills to build and deliver innovative tech solutions that protect the world and shape a better future.
  3. Enjoy benefits like work-life balance, education assistance and paid time off.


Did you know?

Northrop Grumman leads the industry team for NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope, the largest, most complex and powerful space telescope ever built. Launched in December 2021, the telescope incorporates innovative design, advanced technology, and groundbreaking engineering, and will fundamentally alter our understanding of the universe.